ABOUT THE FILM

Donnie Brasco is a 1997 American crime drama film directed by Mike Newell and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, and Anne Heche appeared in supporting roles.

The film is based on the true story of Joseph D. Pistone (Depp), an FBI undercover agent who infiltrated the Mafia Bonanno crime family in New York City during the 1970s, under the alias Donnie Brasco, aka “The Jewel Man”. Brasco maneuvers his way into the confidence of an aging hit-man, Lefty Ruggiero (Pacino), who vouches for him. As Donnie moves deeper into the Mafia, he realizes that not only is he crossing the line between federal agent and criminal, but also leading his friend Lefty to an almost certain death.

It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The adaptation of the book by Joseph D. Pistone and Richard Woodley was by screenwriter Paul Attanasio. The film was a box office success, earning $124.9 million against a $35 million budget, and it received critical acclaim from critics.


Donnie Brasco UK Quad


FILM DETAILS

Title
Donnie Brasco
Year of Film
1997
Director
Mike Newell
Starring
Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Anne Heche
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Biography | Crime | Drama
Box Office
Budget: $35,000,000 (Estimated)
Opening Weekend: $11,660,216 (USA) (2 March 1997) 
Gross: $124,909,762 (Worldwide)

POSTER DETAILS

Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Final
Origin of Poster
UK 
Year of Poster
1997
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (Inches)
40″ x 30″
Single Sided or Double Sided
Single Sided
NSS # / Printer Markings
None
Tagline
In 1978, the US Government waged a war against organised crime. One man was left behind the lines.

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